High Availability and Disaster Recovery

Hope for the Best. Plan for the Worst.

As enterprises struggle to keep up with growing volumes of data, many lose critical information if an unexpected disaster strikes because they still don’t have a modern data backup or recovery solution. When an event occurs, it can be difficult and time-consuming to recover and get applications back online.

Many companies say they are prepared for temporary or large-scale failures. However, does the company rehearse these failures? Do they test the recovery of databases to ensure they have the correct processes in place? More often than not, the answers to these questions are “no.”

 

Simple and Inexpensive HADR Solutions

Traditional high availability and disaster recovery (HADR) solutions require significant capital investment, and forecasting future hardware requirements is challenging. By comparison, today’s cloud offers vast amounts of inexpensive storage and a range of services that make data backup to the cloud for high availability and disaster recovery solutions a straightforward function, even across multiple geographies.

 

Microsoft Azure for HADR

Most HADR solutions are supported in Azure virtual machines, both as Azure-only and as hybrid solutions. In an Azure-only solution, the entire HADR system runs in Azure. In a hybrid configuration, part of the solution runs in Azure and the other part runs on-premises. The flexibility of the Azure environment enables you to move partially or completely to Azure to satisfy budget and technical requirements of your HADR solution.

 

Global Coverage and Built-In Resiliency

Azure has resiliency and disaster recovery built in to many of its services. Azure provides geographically dispersed regions around the world, providing capabilities that support high availability and a variety of disaster recovery scenarios.

 

Microsoft Azure Cloud Expertise

ACTS has earned Microsoft Cloud Platform Gold Competency, demonstrating best-in-class ability with today’s cloud technologies and distinguishing the company within the top one percent of Microsoft partners.